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22 November 2005


Dave Taylor

You're exactly right, Neville, and well-stated too. I've always loved Sony as a gadget company, but their approach to managing the future and their miserable attempts at market communications have just been terrible for years. I really can foresee a day when Sony will just be a memory for all of us...


You could be right, Dave. Even though this is to do with Sony BMG, all anyone really sees is the name 'Sony.'

I don't think this story will die down anytime soon. If anything, it will get bigger as it embraces the bigger story, ie, the rights of copyright owners vs. the rights of consumers, and how on earth to strike a balance with DRM where everyone's happy.

So that places an even greater challenge on Sony.


My faith is shook enough by the fact that the umbrella company "Sony" would let such a prime spot in one of its subsidiaries be occupied by someone with such blatant and open disregard for customers rights and online safety.

That is enough to make me wary for the very long term.


That's a good point, Dan. It was the president of Sony BMG global business who made the comment in the radio interview I mentioned. A very senior executive.

So maybe Sony BMG might reshuffle some exeuctives as part of what they need to do to grasp their nettle.

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